Home Front – November 25

United Way has developed its own hour of power. To help boost their 2009 campaign, organizers for the Central Alberta region are asking workers to donate an hour of their salaries or wages.

Give an hour of pay

United Way has developed its own hour of power. To help boost their 2009 campaign, organizers for the Central Alberta region are asking workers to donate an hour of their salaries or wages. One hour’s worth of salary or wage can immensely improve the life of someone who is without work or who has been hit especially hard during tough times, say campaign chair Darcy Mykytyshyn and CEO Heather Gardiner. To learn more, visit www.caunitedway.ca and click the “Give an Hour of Pay” link or call 403-343-3900.


Christian musical

Get ready for another Seeker musical, which turns Christian messages into adventure stories for family audiences. Seeker: Carriers of the Kingdom, described as “a modern, yet medieval, musical theatrical experience,” runs Dec. 10 to 13 in the Word of Life Centre’s auditorium. More than 120 actors, singers and dancers from across Central Alberta are involved in this 90-minute stage show, written by local children’s pastor Dian Layton, who has won Covenant Awards for her music. Seeker: Carriers of the Kingdom brings a seasonal message of hope and love, and involves the characters Jester Minute, True-Badour, three nasty dragons and, of course, Seeker and the King. Layton describes it as a family-friendly adventure. Tickets are $8 a person from Scott’s Parables Bookstore or online from www.wordoflife.ca. The centre is located at the south end of Taylor Drive on England Way. For more information, call 403-343-6570.


History book

Reprints of a history book for the region covering Elnora, Pine Lake and Huxley will be made available for sale at a book launch set for this Thursday. Ellen Jewell, representing the Elnora-Pine Lake history committee, says so many people have asked for copies of Buried Treasures, first published in 1973, that another 300 have been printed. The books are being offered at $50 each, with proceeds to be donated to local charities. Copies of an update, Buried Treasures II as well as Rainbow Means Hope, the story of the Pine Lake tornado, are also available for sale. The book launch is set for 2 to 5 p.m. at the Elnora Community Hall. For more information, call 403-773-2127.


Give us a call

The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

Just Posted

One dead, others injured after fiery crash in southeastern Alberta

CEREAL, Alta. — One person is dead and others have been injured… Continue reading

Liberals unhurt, Tories not helped by scathing SNC-Lavalin report: Poll

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests a scathing ethics report on Prime… Continue reading

Alberta oil curtailment rules extended to late 2020 as pipeline delays persist

CALGARY — A program that allows the Alberta government to impose production… Continue reading

Alberta city votes to keep money flowing to supervised drug consumption site

LETHBRIDGE — City council in Lethbridge has voted down a motion that… Continue reading

‘We’re going to act:’ Military investigating reservist for hate group link

Military probe reservist for hate group link WINNIPEG — The commander of… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Thursday The Red Deer and District Garden Club hosts its annual Flower… Continue reading

Ethics commissioner ready to testify to committee today: NDP critic

OTTAWA — The NDP’s Charlie Angus says he expects ethics commissioner Mario… Continue reading

Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade

Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end… Continue reading

Inflation hits Bank of Canada 2% target for second straight month

OTTAWA — The Canadian annual inflation rate came in at two per… Continue reading

Workers escorted away during Border Services probe at Vancouver horse track

VANCOUVER — Several people were removed form a Vancouver horse racing track… Continue reading

RCMP originally planned to arrest Meng Wanzhou on plane, defence lawyers say

VANCOUVER — The defence team for a Huawei executive wanted on fraud… Continue reading

Alberta oil curtailment rules extended to late 2020 as pipeline delays persist

CALGARY — A program that allows the Alberta government to impose production… Continue reading

Alberta city votes to keep money flowing to supervised drug consumption site

LETHBRIDGE — City council in Lethbridge has voted down a motion that… Continue reading

Most Read